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Kaine hears community college concerns
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The nation is not educating its children for the career and technical fields that need employees, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine said during a roundtable discussion with Mountain Empire Community College and business leaders Wednesday. MECC, meanwhile, tries to remain “nimble and flexible” in educating peop...
Appy, Big Stone strong for Chafin
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
As he did elsewhere in the 38th District, Republican A. Benton “Ben” Chafin dominated the polls in Appalachia and Big Stone Gap. Turnout was steady in Appalachia and Big Stone for Tuesday’s special election to fill the seat of retired Democratic Sen. Phillip Puckett. By late morning, more than 80 people had cast their ballots at Appalachia Parks and Recreation and the voting machine in Big Stone’s Carnes Gym had clicked past 200. Chafin, the Russell County cattle farmer and sitting member of the House of Delegates, easily won both precincts. Chafin got 61.94 percent of the Big Stone vote an...
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Area teams warm up for season with jamboree, benefit games
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The high school football season does not officially kick off for another week in southwest Virginia. But, prep football fans will have plenty of opportunity to see gridiron action Friday night thro...
Tigers roar early in Twin Valley Thunder Jamboree
by LLOYD COMBS • Sports Writer
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
KEEN MOUNTAIN — The calendar says August, but Haysi played like it was November. The Tigers came out of the gate fast and dominated the final two scrimmages of the eight-team, nine-hour long Twin V...
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Police nab suspects in candy theft
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Cooperation with its neighbor force led the Big Stone Gap Police to suspects in a break-in at a Little League concession stand. Big Stone Police Lt. Mark Jones said Tuesday direct indictments will ...
Valley Fire celebrates three decades
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Valley Fire Department celebrated three decades of service to its communities with its 30th annual open house Saturday. While the department became active in November 1985, it traces its beginnings...
Mullins wants future in politics
by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Independent candidate Rick Mullins was winding his way across the state’s Senate District 38 yesterday, planning to end up in his hometown of Clintwood before the polls closed. Mullins, Republican ...
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